Writing about the dead during a pandemic: ‘They are not a statistic or data point’ (CNN)

CNN: Writing about the dead during a pandemic: ‘They are not a statistic or data point’. “Obituary desks are expanding all across the United States as newspapers strain to capture the scope of the loss from the pandemic. The papers are honoring individual lives through short stories, features and special presentations. And in doing so, they are converting the death toll statistics of Covid-19 into deeply human stories.”